Musical 'Sandglass' based on popular drama opens today

연합뉴스 / 2022-05-26 16:59:26
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▲ This photo, provided by Insight Entertainment, shows the musical "Sandglass." (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)

 

 

SEOUL, May 26 (Yonhap) – The musical “Sandglass,” which is based on the popular drama of the 1990s, will open at D-cube Arts Center in Guro-gu, Seoul, on May 26.

“Sandglass” is a musical based on the namesake drama starring S. Korean actors Choi Min-soo, Go Hyun-jung, Park Sang-won, and Lee Jung-jae and recorded 64.5 percent in viewership in 1995.

It has been five years since the work has been shown to the audience as a musical since it premiered in 2017.

Min Woo-hyuk, On Joo-wan, and Cho Hyung-gywn will play the role of “Tae-soo,” the master of casino business that was played by Choi Min-soo, while Park Hye-na, Yuria, and Na Ha-na will play Tae-soo’s girlfriend “Hye-rin,” played by Go Hyun-jung in the past. Choi Jae-woong, Song Won-geun, and K-pop boy group Infinite’s Nam Woo-hyun will play Tae-soo’s friend Woo-suk, a prosecutor.

The creators, such as director Kim Dong-yeon, author Park Hae-rim, composer Park Jung-ah, and choreography director Shin Seon-ho, gathered altogether to rearrange “Sandglass.”

The role of Hye-rin’s body guard “Jae-hee,” which made Lee Jung-jae known to the public, was excluded from the musical and it focused more on the character “Young-jin,” which plays as a news reporter that records history.

Moreover, the musical formed a 15-member orchestra to express the concerns of the characters through music with the background of Korean contemporary history.

The musical will be held until Aug. 14.

(This article is translated from Korean to English by Kim Sun Min.)

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